May 2011

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MATERIALS

200_Andean Rust gold-1SOUTH AMERICAN STONE
Andean Stone Co., Miami, offers travertine/marble and onyx quarried in Peru. A wide range of colors are available in both cross- and vein-cut for tiles, slabs, shower panels, mosaics, molding, sinks, fireplaces and architectural pieces. Among its newest colors are Misti Sandstone, Marron Limestone and Jurassic Black Marble.
Contact: Andean Stone Co., 305-460-3320

200_ForzaStone DSCN1474-1LARGE STONE PANELS
ForzaStone Building Solutions LLC, Mesa, Ariz., offers ForzaStone™ panels manufactured by mounting 5mm of sealed natural stone on 4mm of reinforced plastic ply laminate surrounded on both sides with a metal alloy backing for additional support. The stone is available in six travertine colors – Walnut, Red, Ivory Cream, Imperial Gold, Silver and Noce – and two marble colors – White Carrara and Crema Marfil.
Contact: ForzaStone Building Solutions LLC, 888-993-6792.

200_Meshoppen P1010119-1PENNSYLVANIA BLUESTONE
Meshoppen Stone Inc., Meshoppen, Pa., offers several colors of Pennsylvania bluestone cut for thin-veneer applications. Colors include Carderock, Carlisle Variegated, Blue Sky Blue, Blue Sky Full Color, Blue Sky Red and Brown Mountain. They are available in a range of face heights and lengths with sawn or natural faces. All are sold in 10 ft² corrugated plastic boxes and in bulk pallets.
Contact: Meshoppen Stone Inc., 800-836-1269.

MACHINERY

200_PV-DOWN PR-2ANCHOR MACHINE
Omni Cubed Inc., Placerville, Calif., introduces the Pro-Anchor™ T-31 Anchor Machine to easily and precisely cut curved T-slots into the backs of stone pieces for anchor-bolt attachments used with bottom-mount sinks or architectural facing systems.  The machine is available with both pneumatic (shown here) and electric grinders, and with or without a vacuum-powered base. 
Contact: Omni Cubed Inc., 877-311-1976.

200_DB_Volcano-1SHAPING WHEEL
Diamant Boart, Olathe, Kan., introduces the 4” Volcano shaping wheel, with a single-sided vacuum-brazed surface. It can be used wet or dry on polishers with a maximum 3,000rpm; the wheel’s available in grits of 30, 60 and 120.
Contact: Diamant Boart, 800-845-1805.